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Hudson river shows signs of rebound after decades as New York's sewer

New York’s Hudson river, once known as America’s Rhine in a nod to the famous European waterway, played a pivotal role in bolstering American power at the cost of decades of foul pollution.  Last June, researchers were shocked to discover some startling evidence of the river’s belated recovery. Scientists searching for the endangered Atlantic sturgeon hauled a special sonar from the back of their boat, using sound waves to bounce down on to the riverbed and detect any creature swimming underneath. Incredibly, the outline of an enormous 14ft (4.3 metre) sturgeon appeared on the screen.  Read more...



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